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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029347/childhood-health-and-educational-outcomes-associated-with-maternal-sleep-apnea-a-population-record-linkage-study
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Yu Sun Bin, Peter A Cistulli, Christine L Roberts, Jane B Ford
Objectives: Sleep apnea in pregnancy is known to adversely affect birth outcomes. Whether in utero exposure to maternal sleep apnea is associated with long-term childhood consequences is unclear. Methods: Population-based longitudinal study of singleton infants born during 2002 to 2012 was conducted using linked birth, hospital, death, developmental, and educational records from New South Wales, Australia. Maternal sleep apnea during pregnancy was identified from hospital records...
October 5, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029287/survival-in-response-to-multimodal-therapy-in-anaplastic-thyroid-cancer
#2
Naiyarat Prasongsook, Aditi Kumar, Ashish V Chintakuntlawar, Robert L Foote, Jan Kasperbauer, Julian Molina, Yolanda Garces, Daniel Ma, Michelle A Neben Wittich, Joseph Rubin, Ronald Richardson, John Morris, Ian Hay, Vahab Fatourechi, Bryan McIver, Mabel Ryder, Geoffrey Thompson, Clive Grant, Melanie Richards, Thomas J Sebo, Michael Rivera, Vera Suman, Sarah M Jenkins, Robert C Smallridge, Keith C Bible
Context: Historical outcomes in anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) have been dismal. Objective: To define whether initial intensive multimodal therapy combining surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation might be associated with improved ATC survival. Design: Multimodal therapy was offered to all newly-diagnosed ATC patients treated at the Mayo Clinic, 2003-2015; multimodal vs. palliative therapy was individualized considering clinical status and patient preferences...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029102/nucleos-t-ide-analogue-treatment-for-adult-patients-with-hbeag-positive-chronic-infection-with-genotype-c-hepatitis-b-virus-a-nationwide-real-life-study
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Young Chang, Won Hyeok Choe, Dong Hyun Sinn, Jeong-Hoon Lee, Sang Hoon Ahn, Hyewon Lee, Jae-Jun Shim, Dae Won Jun, Soo Young Park, Joon Yeul Nam, Eun Ju Cho, Su Jong Yu, Dong Ho Lee, Jeong Min Lee, Yoon Jun Kim, So Young Kwon, Seung Woon Paik, Jung-Hwan Yoon
Background/Aim: Antiviral treatment for patients in HBeAg-positive chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is still controversial. We assessed whether antiviral treatment reduces liver disease progression in those patients. Methods: This study included consecutive patients that tested positive for HBeAg with an HBV DNA >20,000 IU/mL, ALT <40 IU/L and without evidence of cirrhosis in eight large-volume hospitals in Korea. The primary endpoint was the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and the secondary endpoint was the development of cirrhosis...
September 23, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029099/biomarkers-of-mineral-and-bone-metabolism-and-20-year-risk-for-hospitalization-with-infection-the-aric-study
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Junichi Ishigami, Bernard G Jaar, Casey M Rebholz, Morgan E Grams, Erin D Michos, Myles Wolf, Csaba P Kovesdy, Shinichi Uchida, Josef Coresh, Pamela L Lutsey, Kunihiro Matsushita
Context: Mineral and bone disorders (MBD) may be relevant in the etiology of infection. Objective: To determine whether MBD biomarkers were associated with incidence of hospitalization with infection. We also assessed the cross-sectional association between levels of MBD biomarkers and kidney function. Design: Setting, Participants: Community-based cohort study using 11,218 participants with estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) ≥30 ml/min/1...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029035/long-term-survival-and-causes-of-death-in-patients-with-st-elevation-acute-coronary-syndrome-without-obstructive-coronary-artery-disease
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Hedvig Bille Andersson, Frants Pedersen, Thomas Engstrøm, Steffen Helqvist, Morten Kvistholm Jensen, Erik Jørgensen, Henning Kelbæk, Sune Bernd Emil Werner Räder, Kari Saunamäki, Eric Bates, Peer Grande, Lene Holmvang, Peter Clemmensen
Aims: We aimed to study survival and causes of death in patients with ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome (STE-ACS) with and without obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD). Methods and results: We included 4793 consecutive patients with STE-ACS triaged for acute coronary angiography at a large cardiac invasive centre (2009-2014). Of these, 88% had obstructive CAD (stenosis ≥50%), 6% had non-obstructive CAD (stenosis 1-49%), and 5% had normal coronary arteries...
September 23, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029001/comparative-study-of-bicuspid-vs-tricuspid-aortic-valve-stenosis
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Geoffrey D Huntley, Jeremy J Thaden, Said Alsidawi, Hector I Michelena, Joseph J Maleszewski, William D Edwards, Christopher G Scott, Sorin V Pislaru, Patricia A Pellikka, Kevin L Greason, Naser M Ammash, Joseph F Malouf, Maurice Enriquez-Sarano, Vuyisile T Nkomo
Aims: To examine differences and similarities in bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) and tricuspid aortic valve (TAV) stenosis occurring during the same age and whether any differences impact outcomes following aortic valve replacement (AVR). Methods and results: An age-matched cohort of 198 BAV stenosis and 198 TAV stenosis patients was identified from 888 consecutive patients undergoing AVR for severe AS. Mean age 68 ± 6 years; 68% male. Patients with BAV were less likely to have multiple comorbidities, as measured by the Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI) >2 (3 vs...
October 3, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028966/high-rates-of-subsequent-asymptomatic-stis-and-risky-sexual-behavior-in-patients-initially-presenting-with-primary-hiv-1-infection
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Dominique L Braun, Alex Marzel, Daniela Steffens, Peter W Schreiber, Christina Grube, Alexandra U Scherrer, Roger D Kouyos, Huldrych F Günthard
Introduction: Knowledge of the characteristics and risk factors of individuals with an asymptomatic sexually transmitted infection (STI) is essential for implementation of targeted STI screening strategies. Methods: Between June 2015 and January 2017 an STI screening was offered to all participants in the Zurich Primary HIV-1 Infection Study. Patients were tested for gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, and hepatitis C virus. Determinants of STI prevalence and incidence were assessed using mixed-model logistic regression and survival analysis...
October 5, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028942/association-of-high-evidence%C3%A2-gastric-cancer%C3%A2-susceptibility-loci-and-somatic-gene-expression-levels-with-survival
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Hyuna Sung, Nan Hu, Howard H Yang, Carol A Giffen, Bin Zhu, Lei Song, Hua Su, Chaoyu Wang, Dominick M Parisi, Alisa M Goldstein, Philip R Taylor, Paula L Hyland
Eleven high-evidence single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) at 9 loci for gastric cancer (GC) risk were reported, but their associations with survival remains unknown. In this study, we examined associations between SNP and GC survival by anatomic location and histology among 1147 incident cases from the Shanxi Upper Gastrointestinal Genetics Project. We further examined if SNPs were expression quantitative trait loci (eQTL) in normal and tumor gastric tissues, and whether tumor vs. normal somatic mRNA differences in 126 cases were associated with survival...
September 27, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028914/trajectory-of-total-cholesterol-in-the-last-years-of-life-over-age-80-years-cohort-study-of-99-758-participants
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Judith Charlton, Rathi Ravindrarajah, Shota Hamada, Stephen H Jackson, Martin C Gulliford
Background: Epidemiological studies suggest that lower total cholesterol (TC) may be associated with higher mortality. This study aimed to evaluate whether a decline in total cholesterol before death might account for the association of TC with mortality over age 80 years. Methods: Cohort study using primary care electronic health records of 99,758 participants aged 80 to 105 years from the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD). Hazard ratios (HR) for all-cause mortality were adjusted for age, gender, frailty, comorbidity, blood pressure and smoking...
September 27, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028829/sodium-excretion-is-higher-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-than-in-matched-controls
#10
Sarah Marouen, Guilhem du Cailar, Rachel Audo, Cedric Lukas, Gaelle Vial, Anne Tournadre, Emmanuel Barrat, Jean Ribstein, Bernard Combe, Jacques Morel, Claire I Daien
OBJECTIVE: It was shown that sodium can promote auto-immunity through the activation of the Th17 pathway. We aimed to compare sodium intake in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) vs. matched controls. METHODS: This case-control study included 24 patients with RA at diagnosis and 24 controls matched by age, gender and body mass index. Sodium intake was evaluated by 24-hr urinary sodium excretion. RESULTS: Sodium excretion was greater for patients with early RA (2,849±1,350 vs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028763/effects-of-hyperoxia-during-resuscitation-from-hemorrhagic-shock-in-swine-with-preexisting-coronary-artery-disease
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Clair Hartmann, Maurizio Loconte, Elena Antonucci, Michael Holzhauser, Tobias Hölle, David Katzsch, Tamara Merz, Oscar McCook, Ulrich Wachter, Josef A Vogt, Andrea Hoffmann, Martin Wepler, Michael Gröger, Martin Matejovic, Enrico Calzia, Michael Georgieff, Pierre Asfar, Peter Radermacher, Benedikt L Nussbaum
OBJECTIVES: Investigation of the effects of hyperoxia during resuscitation from hemorrhagic shock in swine with preexisting coronary artery disease. DESIGN: Prospective, controlled, randomized trial. SETTING: University animal research laboratory. SUBJECTS: Nineteen hypercholesterolemic pigs with preexisting coronary artery disease. INTERVENTIONS: Anesthetized, mechanically ventilated, and surgically instrumented pigs underwent 3 hours of hemorrhagic shock (removal of 30% of the calculated blood volume and subsequent titration of mean arterial blood pressure ≈40 mm Hg)...
October 12, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028676/air-pollution-as-a-potential-determinant-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-population-based-cohort-study-in-taiwan
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Chau-Ren Jung, Hui-Ya Hsieh, Bing-Fang Hwang
BACKGROUND: Limited studies have explored the relationship between air pollution and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), with the results being somewhat inconsistent. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study that included 322,301 subjects aged 30-50 years, selected from the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan, were followed from 2001 to 2010. We used a time-dependent extended Cox model and incorporated time-dependent variables to estimate the associations between the annual mean concentrations of air pollutants with RA, including carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), ozone (O3), particles with an aerodynamic diameter less than 10 μm (PM10), and sulfur dioxide (SO2), and reported the hazard ratio (HR) and 95% confidence interval (CI)...
October 2017: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028647/change-in-engagement-in-cognitive-activity-and-risk-for-mild-cognitive-impairment-in-a-cohort-of-older-adults-the-monongahela-youghiogheny-healthy-aging-team-myhat-study
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Tiffany F Hughes, Zhaowen Sun, Chung-Chou H Chang, Mary Ganguli
Engagement in cognitively stimulating activities is gaining prominence as a potential strategy to maintain cognitive functioning in old age. In a population-based cohort of individuals aged 65+ years, we examined patterns of change in frequency of engagement in total cognitive activity (TCA), higher cognitive activity (HCA), and frequent cognitive activity (FCA) based on the Florida Cognitive Activities Scale over an average of 3.62 years, and whether these patterns were associated with incident mild cognitive impairment (MCI) during this same period...
October 12, 2017: Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028457/photocatalytic-degradation-of-p-cresol-using-tio2-zno-hybrid-surface-capped-with-polyaniline
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Thabo J Brooms, Benton Otieno, Maurice S Onyango, Aoyi Ochieng
This study evaluated the photocatalytic activity of polyaniline (PANI)-capped titanium dioxide and zinc oxide (TiO2/ZnO) hybrid, for the degradation of P-Cresol. The hybrid was synthesized by precipitating ZnO on the surface of commercial TiO2. An "in situ" chemical oxidative polymerization method was used to prepare the PANI capped hybrid (TiO2/ZnO/PANI). The photocatalysts were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), a Brunauer Emmett Teller (BET) analyzer, Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) and photoluminescence spectroscopies, high resolution-transmission electron microscopy (HR-TEM) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA)...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028437/stimulants-do-not-increase-the-risk-of-seizure-related-hospitalizations-in-children-with-epilepsy
#15
Xinyue Liu, Paul R Carney, Regina Bussing, Richard Segal, Linda B Cottler, Almut G Winterstein
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety of stimulants in children with epilepsy. METHODS: In a retrospective cohort study based on Medicaid Analytic eXtract billing records from 26 U.S. states from 1999 to 2010, we identified incident stimulant use among children with epilepsy through outpatient encounter claims and pharmacy claims. We established a control group of nonusers and used frequency matching to generate index dates. We followed both cohorts for 12 months and calculated hazard ratios [HRs] of current and former use of stimulants versus no use on the outcome of seizure-related hospitalization using multivariate Cox proportional hazard models...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028275/exposure-reductions-associated-with-introduction-of-solar-lamps-to-kerosene-lamp-using-households-in-busia-county-kenya
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Nicholas L Lam, Godfrey Muhwezi, Fred Isabirye, Kat Harrison, Ilse Ruiz-Mercado, Evans Amukoye, Tom Mokaya, Margaret Wambua, Michael N Bates
INTRODUCTION: Solar lamps are a clean and potentially cost-effective alternative to polluting kerosene lamps used by millions of families in developing countries. By how much solar lamps actually reduce exposure to pollutants, however, has not been examined. METHODS: Twenty households using mainly kerosene for lighting were enrolled through a secondary school in Busia County, Kenya. Personal PM2.5 and CO concentrations were measured on a school pupil and an adult in each household, before and after provision of three solar lamps...
October 13, 2017: Indoor Air
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028130/oral-anticoagulation-and-functional-outcome-after-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Alessandro Biffi, Joji B Kuramatsu, Audrey Leasure, Hooman Kamel, Christina Kourkoulis, Kristin Schwab, Alison M Ayres, Jordan Elm, M Edip Gurol, Steven M Greenberg, Anand Viswanathan, Christopher D Anderson, Stefan Schwab, Jonathan Rosand, Fernando D Testai, Daniel Woo, Hagen B Huttner, Kevin N Sheth
OBJECTIVE: Oral Anticoagulation Treatment (OAT) resumption is a therapeutic dilemma in Intracerebral Hemorrhage (ICH) care, particularly for lobar hemorrhages related to amyloid angiopathy. We sought to determine whether OAT resumption after ICH is associated with long-term outcome, accounting for ICH location (i.e. lobar vs. non-lobar). METHODS: We meta-analyzed individual patient data from: 1) the multi-center RETRACE study (n=542); 2) a US-based single-center ICH study (n=261); 3) the Ethnic/Racial Variations of Intracerebral Hemorrhage (ERICH) study (n=209)...
October 13, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027840/male-factor-infertility-and-risk-of-multiple-sclerosis-a-register-based-cohort-study
#18
Clara Helene Glazer, Sandra Søgaard Tøttenborg, Aleksander Giwercman, Elvira Vaclavik Bräuner, Michael L Eisenberg, Ditte Vassard, Melinda Magyari, Anja Pinborg, Lone Schmidt, Jens Peter Bonde
BACKGROUND: Gender, possibly due to the influence of gonadal hormones, is presumed to play a role in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS), but no studies have evaluated whether male infertility is associated with MS. OBJECTIVE: To study the association between male factor infertility and prevalent as well as incident MS. METHOD: Our cohort was established by linkage of the Danish National in vitro fertilization (IVF) registry to The Danish Multiple Sclerosis Registry and consisted of 51,063 men whose partners had undergone fertility treatment in all public and private fertility clinics in Denmark between 1994 and 2015...
October 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027786/hierarchical-porous-magnesium-oxide-hr-mgo-microspheres-for-adsorption-of-an-organophosphate-pesticide-kinetics-isotherm-thermodynamics-and-dft-studies
#19
Lekha Sharma, Rita Kakkar
In this study, hierarchical porous magnesium oxide (Hr-MgO) microspheres have been fabricated from hydromagnesite precursor via a facile precipitation method followed by calcination. The Hr-MgO microspheres consist of several nanosheet building blocks to generate a flower-like architecture. Chlorpyrifos (CPF), a persistent organic pollutant, has been chosen as a model organophosphate pesticide to determine the adsorptive capacities of the fabricated Hr-MgO. The equilibrium adsorption data fits well with the Langmuir isotherm model, having a maximum adsorption capacity of 3974 mg g-1, which is the highest value till date...
October 13, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027655/determinants-of-immediate-failure-of-noninvasive-mechanical-ventilation-outside-the-intensive-care-unit
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Killen H Briones Claudett, Monica H Briones Claudett, Antonio M Esquinas, Michelle Grunauer Andrade
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to characterize which are the early determinants of immediate failure of the use of noninvasive mechanical ventilation (NIMV) outside the ICU. METHODS: This prospective study included patients who were admitted to the Military Hospital in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Each variable was analyzed independently by using a multiple logistic regression model toward establishing an association with the event. A P-value of < 0.05 was considered statistically significant...
October 13, 2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
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